Mexico border wall will be built, Trump says

Trump's first full-year budget, released in May, proposes a US$1.6 billion (NZ$2.2 billion) downpayment for new and replacement sections of a border wall. Continuing his speech, he said, "We're thinking of something that's unique, we're talking about the southern border, lots of sun, lots of heat".

Trump promised during his campaign to build a wall along the American-Mexican border, and force Mexico to pay for it.

US President said and added that solar wall would be just handsome and so useful!The higher a wall goes the more valuable it is. So it creates energy.

He had also expressed his confidence that Mexico will "eventually" pay for the border wall. Trump said in Iowa.

"Setting aside the broader question of whether the wall will even be politically realistic, the notion that it will be covered in solar hardware is entirely far-fetched", he said. Think of it, the higher it goes, the more valuable it is.

"I think we could make it look handsome, too", he added. "That would be nice".

Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto has repeatedly refused to pay for the wall, and the president's comments may have sounded like a pivot on the wall's financing. It depicts the side of the wall that would potentially face Mexico.

A worker stands next to a newly built section of the US-Mexico border fence at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico January 25, 2017. No matter how much his supporters cheer for him, this will never happen.

The wall will have to be built through the deepest channel of Rio Grande.

In the statement, the foreign ministry described illicit drug trade as a common problem for both the USA and Mexico.

More than 200 organisations expressed interest in designing and building the wall, including environmentally friendly options. In fact, two-thirds of the border's length runs along a river.

Analysts have expressed skepticism about the plan, saying it could take more than a century for solar panels to generate enough power to cover the cost of the wall.

Never happening, Mr President.

  • Leroy Wright